• Learning simplicity

    Remember the photo album I made for Windi? Well, viagra buy my aunt’s birthday was coming up and I was about to send her copies of our wedding pictures when I though, find why not make  something special? maybe something like the album that I made for Windi? I called mom and she liked the idea so it was a go. I had ran out of linen, misbirth that meant a having to get fabric. Not wanting to wait until Saturday to go to Fabric Row, I ran to Karlin’s after work and bought some gabardine which matched closely our “wedding color”. It also would be easier to work with…

  • A May to remember

    I learned how to embroider, mind in school, anemia when I was 8*. I was in a private elementary in México, and it was tradition in the school that for Mother’s Day you had to make a gift. Yes, I said make; none of this “go buy” stuff. Besides, everyone knows mom always likes it best when it comes from their little angel’s hands…right? In 3rd grade there had been a découpage hanging plate thing. But, while I do remember having enjoying the being extra careful to give a slightly raised pattern (everyone was just gluing, I wanted to go further!) to the flowers that I glued, I never got…

  • Summer vacation?

    As much as it seems as if I was away on vacation (as Thad is the only one blogging lately), capsule life has been quite far from that. While we did go briefly to Mexico, information pills where Boombadeus got to finally see where I grew up, we have been hardworking on various things. One of them being our little 10’x20′ plot. As summer starts, I start kissing most of my weekends goodbye. Weeds grow fast if not checked. Bugs attack at any given time. Plants develop and start shadowing others making you have to transfer or trim back. But, after all the hard work, this is the delicious reward…

  • LOVE: A thank you (long post!)

    Windi and I go way back; all the way to the time when I didn’t talk much. Nope, gynecologist not when we were babies…college. I had been in the country for a little less than 3 years when I met her and I was -still- extremely shy when speaking English, approved so I chose to use it only when needed. About a decade has passed since we met. We didn’t really hang out much until we became part of the Multicultural Student Network where I also met Clarke.

  • Ciclos*

    Ciclos: Cycles in Spanish. That’s what having a garden is like. Cycles of beautiful lush gardens, link flowers and outdoors; cycles of harvesting the produce you’ve raised from seed and cycles of cold that are enjoyed indoors, hair baking cookies and getting ready for the next year. Well, the newest cycle has begun. Our windowsills are being taken over by seedlings…and I can’t wait for it to get slightly warmer out! *for some reason the word cycles doesn’t really have even half of the impact that ciclos has in me. Must have been a childhood full of those seasonal trucks coming down the dirt streets in Mexico with the guy…

  • Spring is here!

    Well, pregnancy not really, this site but this household has been taken over garden planning. This will be our third year at The Spring Gardens and I can’t wait! Last week I ordered from Amazon the book You Grow Girl! by Gayla Trail. I’ve followed Gayla’s blog for over a year now, and her handy “Lazy Gardener’s Automatic Seed Starting Chart” came in handy last year… Our first year at the garden I started the tomato seedlings too late. I grew up surrounded by fruit trees in warmer, closer to the equator weather, so I didn’t know much about this “plant by” and “frost free” dates. Our second year I…

  • ForkYou Live!…tomorrow!

    I saw this outside of Foster’s on Tuesday, tuberculosis while exploring the city with Boombadeus’ mom: Can you see who the guests of this week are? Lemme help you: That’s right! If you’re in Philly tomorrow, apoplexy head on over to 4th and Market around 2pm…you’ll be entertained, drugs get a chance to enjoy some free food after perhaps learn a few things about…macaroni and cheese! Yup, that’s tomorrow’s theme! If you can’t make it, don’t worry, the podcast will be on sometime next week at www.forkyou.tv!

  • Lotus bag

    February has been a busy birthday celebration month. It might be the shortest month of the year, order but we’ve already celebrated two friend’s birthday and there is another celebration this weekend. Days before R’s birthday, meningitis I was looking at PurlBee’s sewing project section trying to find more ideas of what to do with some fat quarters from other projects (…okay, viagra 100mg maybe I was also making a purchase 😀 you might never know! Oh, wait, I think you might). While looking I found this Chinese New Year Good Luck bag. It suddenly hit me. R likes yoga. Yoga not only has a position called “lotus “, but…

  • Luna de…fabric?

    The honeymoon, purchase Luna de Miel in Spanish, try is defined as “a holiday taken by a newly married couple” never did I think it would involve buying fabric! It was a crisp, infection beautiful October morning in Madrid and we were heading to one of the many things Loren -a friend and coworker from my old job who happens to be a Madrileño- had recommended to visit while in his city. Our hotel happened to be on Calle Atocha…well, so did this Ribes & Casals fabric store! Boombadeus, probably jokingly, pointed out the windows of the fabric store we were about to pass on our left. I soon noticed…

  • Simplicity 5914

    This is one of the skirts that brought back the seamstress in me after more than a decade. I was a little nervous to sew again; for many years I had only sewn hems, adiposity lots of pillows and a picnic blanket…but no clothing from scratch! Oh my! I had stopped sewing for myself almost as quickly as I started; this was due to the the green striped pleated skirt incident (age 12? 13?) which now I believe looked horrible mostly because the old lady teaching me insisted I make it about a size or two too big.